If you look at the photo above, what would you say will happen next? Yes, most probably it will start raining! That’s what I told my parents but they still had the opinion that we will make it back in time before the rain starts. That’s why they insisted on continuing our promenade this morning.
The situation with the clouds didn’t improve at all and soon, it became obvious that we won’t make it back without getting soaked. So we tried to look for cover under a few trees.
Unfortunately, it didn’t start to rain, but the clouds almost “exploded” over our heads. In a few seconds, a heavy downpour started and it seemed as if somebody had unplugged the plug of a giant bathtub in the skies and let all the water out at once.
Luckily, two very kind staff of the hotel behind us invited us to enter the hotel’s premises and look for cover under one of their giant wooden sun-roofs which they had built over the beach beds.
Even Felix, who had accompanied us first, then thought about running home but decided against it because he wanted to stay with “his humans”, was allowed to enter and so we stood there together, under the sun-roof and waited for the rain to stop. Usually, heavy downpours in Bali are strong but they only last a few minutes. Not that one!
After what felt like an eternity, mom, dad, and I decided to give it a try and run back to our bikes. We made it home in one piece, which is already lucky if you think about all the flooded parts of the road we came across but we were completely thoroughly soaked and started to freeze.